Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Paintings > Hindu > The Holy Family
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Holy Family

The Holy Family

The Holy Family

Availability:
Sold Out (Can be backordered)
Specifications:

Water Color Painting on Paper

8.0 inch X 10.0 inch
Item Code:
HL25
Frame
Price:
$820.00   Shipping Free - 4 to 6 days
This item can be back ordered
Time required to recreate this artwork: 6 to 8 weeks
Advance to be paid now (% of product value): 20%
Balance to be paid once product is ready: 80%
The amount to be tendered as advance to back order this artwork: $164.00
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Holy Family

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6048 times since 9th Feb, 2011
This magnificent piece of canvas portrays Lord Shiva along his family revered universally as the 'Holy family'. The Shiva family consists of his consort Parvati, his two sons, the elephant headed Ganesh and the five headed Karttikeya and four family pets, Lord Shiva's Nandi,Parvati's lion, Karttikeya's peacock and Ganesh's mouse. Lord Shiva is simplicity incarnate, hence his epithet Bholenatha. A temple, shrine, seat, throne, chariot or a high pedestal did not much constitute an aspect of Shiva's iconography. He is best conceived, as here, in his unassuming simplicity, an 'aughada', a simple, plain and strange looking God, or yogi sojourning around a hill-top, camping anywhere, or descending a terrain usually a Himalayan hill side. He is much like a nomad. For him a large tree is his tent, lion or elephant skin his couch, a water pot and another for mouse and a few other articles his house-hold goods, 'damaru', a small drum, his entertainment, snakes his ornaments and fire, water, wide earth and open sky his surroundings.

The location in the present painting is a mound adjacent to a lake symbolising Mount Kailash and Manasarovara. Night has set in and darkness has enshrouded the earth. Parvati, Karttikeya, Ganesh, Lord Shiva, lion, peacock and Nandi all have fallen asleep or are drowsing. The greedy mouse alone awakes to feed itself from its bowl. Nandi, the faithful servant of his master, lying fully stretched by the side of Lord Shiva, even in sleep is seen supporting his drowsy master. The animal serves both Shiva and Parvati as a bolster to recline against. Parvati is reclining supported upon her lord's thigh and Nandi's rump. Ganesh, lying by her side, is suckling milk from his mother's breast, though she is unaware of it. Karttikeya sitting by fire goes asleep with its warmth. Parvati's lion too is fast asleep. The depiction of serenity of the surroundings and the celestial glow on all faces is exceptionally powerful.

An exactly similar painting was rendered in early 18th century by a Mandi artist Sanju. He was initially at Kangra at Raja Sansar Chand's court but around 1808 shifted to Mandi to found his own school of painting there. Sanju developed his own art style, a blend of delicacy and finish of Kangra, directness of execution of Mandi and folk element of his own. Sanju's painting of Shiva family was par excellence and a great example of his art style. In its execution and finish this painting too is par excellence. For its art merits, appreciation and aestheticism it does not beg any favour of its proto-type. It is independently a great work of art.

This description by Prof. P.C. Jain and Dr Daljeet. Prof. Jain specializes on the aesthetics of ancient Indian literature. Dr Daljeet is the chief curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi. They have both collaborated on numerous books on Indian art and culture. the Miniature Paintings Gallery at the National Museum of India, New Delhi.

Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Holy Family (Hindu | Paintings)

Shiva Family
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
6.5 inch X 9.0 inch
Item Code: HO52
$325.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Holy Family
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10.5 inch X 13.5 inch
Item Code: HO21
$995.00
Backorder
Backorder
Bana Prostrating at Shiva’s Feet
Deal 20% Off
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
17.0 inch X 11.0 inch
Item Code: HL06
$795.00$636.00
You save: $159.00 (20%)
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Shiva in Ecstatic Dance
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10.0 inch X 7.6 inch
Item Code: HL02
$495.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Unique Painting Depicting Lord Shiva as an Archer Seated Astride Nandi
Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
7.0 inch X 9.5 inch
Item Code: HK23
$325.00
Backorder
Backorder
Demon Vraka Chasing Shiva
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
12 inch X 9 inch
Item Code: HM25
$395.00
 With Frame (Add $90.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam
Water Color Painting On Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
9.5 inch x 13 inch
Item Code: HN72
$795.00
 With Frame (Add $105.00)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Shiva Family Engaged in Household Business
Water Color Painting on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
10.5 inch X 14.5 inch
Item Code: HO22
$745.00
Backorder
Backorder
Shiva Family Engaged in Household Business
Watercolor on Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
9.5" X 13.2"
Item Code: HE81
$765.00
Backorder
Backorder
Shiva and Family
Water Color On Paper
Kangra School
Artist Kailsh Raj
12.0" x 15.0"
Item Code: HA53
$765.00
Backorder
Backorder
Shiva Family
Water Color on Paper
Artist:Kailash Raj
7.5" X 10.0"
Item Code: HJ44
$720.00
Backorder
Backorder
Shiva and Family
Watercolor on Paper
Artist: Kailash Raj
9.0" X 11.0"
Item Code: HJ20
$1095.00
Backorder
Backorder
Ravana Shakes  Mount Kailash - Abode of Shiva Family
Watercolor on Paper
Artist Kailash Raj
7.5" X 13.5"
Item Code: HI12
$595.00
Backorder
Backorder
Testimonials
Dear friends, I just placed my order for one Radhe-Shyam copper bangle and I am looking forward to seeing the quality of your products. I have been searching for years for this price range of bangle with 'Radhe Radhe' or 'Radhe-Shyam'. I may add more items as I was not through shopping when I clicked on PayPal. Thanks sooo much for providing such hard-to-find and fair-priced items! Sincerely, David Briscoe
David, USA
I got my two dupattas today and I'm SO HAPPY! Thank you so much. Such amazing quality and the pictures totally do it justice They are beautiful!!! Thank you
Nony, USA
I received my Ganesha Purana order today Books received in good condition and delivery was very fast. Thank you very much..:)) Very good customer service.
Lukesh sithambaram
I'm happy to order from you and not the global monopoly that is Amazon. ;)
Tom, USA
A great 'Dorje' has arrived. Thank you for your sincerity.
Hideo, Japan
Thank you for your amazing customer service! I ordered Liberating Isolation Sunday, March 24 and received it Friday, March 29! Much sooner than expected:) The book was packaged nicely and is in great shape! Thank you again!
James, USA
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti !!! Exotic India Thank You Thank You Thank You !!!
Fotis Kosmidis
Hi, I would like to thankyou for your excellent service. Postage was quick. Books were packaged well and all in good condition.
Pauline, Australia
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India